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Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow | ©
Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow | ©

A Guide to Moscow Theatre Life

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Updated: 4 January 2018
Russia’s capital is home to around 170 various theatres, most of which feature exceptional repertoire and sell-out performances. If a night at the theatre is on your Moscow must-do list, here are the places you simply can’t miss when on your trip to Russia.

Bolshoi Theatre

One of Moscow’s most iconic and spectacular attractions, the Bolshoi Theatre hosts equally magnificent Russian opera and ballet performances. Part of the former Imperial Theatre, Bolshoi is a living pageant of Russia’s history. To get the most from your visit, be sure to choose a show on the Historic Stage.

1 Teatralnaya Square, Moscow, Russia, +7 495 455 55 55

Maly Theatre

Opened 1824, Maly Theatre cherishes traditions of classic Russian theatre. In the 19th century the theatre was particularly favored by Russia’s most celebrated playwrights: Alexander Ostrovsky, a trailblazer of Russian realism put on 40 of his 52 pl